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Tall Masonry Buildings Behaviour

Grant number: 12/22454-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): January 25, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
Principal Investigator:Guilherme Aris Parsekian
Grantee:Ernesto Silva Fortes
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/02362-2 - Tall masonry buildings behaviour, BE.EP.DR


The possibility of constructing tall buildings with structural masonry construction system with large apartments, a building on the east side of St. Paul has reached the mark of 24 floors and two others in Morumbi, the south, are under construction, are burying some old prejudices with the system. It's in this regard, this project aims to develop an extensive literature search and experimental to evaluate the behavior of tall buildings in structural masonry. Therefore, the 1st part of the work is by a literature review national and international levels on the behavior of masonry as the forces of compressive compression in bending, shear strength, tensile flexion, flexion-compression and adherence, and behavior porticos. The second part of the project, which includes the 1st phase of the experimental program will be conducting tests for the characterization of materials (blocks, mortar and grout) and elements (walls and prisms) to evaluate the compression strength, shear strength , flexural tension. The 2nd phase of the trial you go through an analysis and testing of masonry frames, understood as columns and beams made of masonry, analyzed and sized as portals. The objective of this phase is to understand the structural model taking into account various factors, such as going to be considered effective, the relative small stiffness and low shear strength and bending beams between sections of masonry walls, providing the limit cracking and reinforcement ratio for beams, a considerable decrease in the stiffness of the portico and the connection between the beam and the foundation and between walls. Continuing, will be assessed a finite element modeling of testing and a tall building in structural masonry (frames) to have analysis and comparison with the experimental.

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Scientific publications (8)
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MEDEIROS, KLAUS A. S.; PALHARES, RODOLFO A.; PARSEKIAN, GUILHERME A.; SHRIVE, NIGEL G.; FONSECA, FERNANDO S.. In-plane behavior and seismic performance of differently detailed, multi-story, perforated, partially grouted masonry walls. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, v. 271, p. 15-pg., . (12/22454-0)
MEDEIROS, KLAUS ANDRE DE SOUSA; PALHARESB, RODOLFO DE AZEVEDO; PARSEKIAN, GUILHERME ARIS; SHRIVE, NIGEL GRAHAN. Simplified frame models to simulate the in-plane load-displacement response of multi-story, perforated, partially grouted masonry walls. STRUCTURES, v. 55, p. 19-pg., . (12/22454-0)
FORTES, E. S.; SILVA, M. R.; PARSEKIAN, G. A.; FONSECA, F. S.; SHRIVE, N. G.; MODENA, C; DAPORTO, F; VALLUZZI, MR. Quasi-static cyclic testing of partially grouted masonry walls with openings-preliminary results. BRICK AND BLOCK MASONRY: TRENDS, INNOVATIONS AND CHALLENGES, v. N/A, p. 8-pg., . (12/22454-0)
FORTES, ERNESTO S.; PARSEKIAN, GUILHERME A.; FONSECA, FERNANDO S.; CAMACHO, JEFFERSON S.. High-Strength Concrete Masonry Walls under Concentric and Eccentric Loadings. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, v. 144, n. 6, . (12/22454-0, 15/02362-2)
FONSECA, FERNANDO S.; FORTES, ERNESTO S.; PARSEKIAN, GUILHERME A.; CAMACHO, JEFFERSON S.. Compressive strength of high-strength concrete masonry grouted prisms. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, v. 202, p. 861-876, . (12/22454-0)
MEDEIROS, KLAUS A. S.; PARSEKIAN, GUILHERME A.; SHRIVE, NIGEL G.; FONSECA, FERNANDO S.. Shear load capacity prediction of unperforated and perforated partially grouted masonry walls. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, v. 256, p. 23-pg., . (12/22454-0)
E. S. FORTES; G. A. PARSEKIAN; J. S. CAMACHO; F. S. FONSECA. Resistência a compressão da alvenaria estrutural com blocos de concreto de alta resistência. Rev. IBRACON Estrut. Mater., v. 10, n. 6, p. 1273-1319, . (12/22454-0, 15/02362-2)
FORTES, ERNESTO S.; PARSEKIAN, GUILHERME A.; FONSECA, FERNANDO S.. Relationship between the Compressive Strength of Concrete Masonry and the Compressive Strength of Concrete Masonry Units. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, v. 27, n. 9, . (12/22454-0)

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